Spring into Crafting: DIY Mason Jar Vases
Did you know March is Craft month? I like to be crafty once in awhile and thought I'd share this simple and inexpensive Mason Jar craft idea. You can use these as a Spring or Easter table centerpiece or even a gift jar. I used them as picture holders for a birthday luncheon, and later for flowers. It's easy and fun!
For this project you'll need: mason jars, paint (I used chalk paint), paint brushes, paint palette or paper plate, a glue gun, ribbon, silk leaves and flowers of your choice. If you like to craft, you may already have many of these things in your house. I bought the mason jars at my local dollar store.
Find a grocery bag or mat to put under jars for drying wet paint. Take off the mason jar lids and set aside. Pour the paint, grab your brush and dive in. With the chalk paint, it doesn't have to be perfect. I used 2 coats with the foam brush. Set jars upside down to dry.
Next, fire up your glue gun, cut desired ribbon a little larger than the circumference of the jar. I used 2 different kinds of ribbon to mix it up. It's ok to for the ribbon to overlap a bit. Careful not to burn your fingers (as I always do).
Next, grab a silk flower stem (you can find at your local craft store) and pull the leaves and flowers off the stem. Take one of the leaves and glue it over the ribbon seam.
Next glue one larger or two smaller flowers over the leaf. Put the outer lid back on the jar if you'd like to use as a vase. Put the entire lid back on for a sealed gift jar (chocolates for Easter or Mother's Day come to mind). And, Boom, you're done!!
KEEP READING TO CREATE PICTURE HOLDERS
2 more additional supplies needed for the picture holders. I bought these floral place card holders from Amazon and the bag of stones from the dollar store.
Pour the rocks into the jars to hold up the floral picks. (Note: I used rocks because the dollar store was out of sand. The rocks were a little tricky to maneuver.. sand might work better). Cut picks to desired height using wire cutter. Add pictures to the picks, and your creation is now ready to go! A fun way to start conversations!
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